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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

World Famous Crossdreamers

Eddie Izzard
It is important to show both crossdreamers and others that crossdreaming (in the wide sense of the word) can make people creative catalysts for change in the world in general.

Here is a list of people I am convinced are/were crossdreamers of some kind. I have not included people who have transitioned fully in this list, but we may do so eventually.

Ernest Hemingway
George Sand
Annie Lennox
Freddie Mercury
David Bowie
Elagabalus (Roman emperor)
Frédéric Chopin
Chevalier d'Éon
Eddie Izzard

See more world famous crossdreamers and add more to the list if you know any!

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Celebrate Real Live Trans Adults!

Danica Roem, Virginia's first openly trans candidate for House of Delegates

After Leelah Alcorn’s suicide, Oakland-based comedian Red Durkin started the hashtag #RealLiveTransAdult  to show transgender people afraid of coming out that there is hope and an abundance of possibilities. Hundreds went online to share their stories.

I made a post on my Tumblr blog, sharing some of these tweets and the post became immensely popular. No wonder. These are stories so many people need to hear. So I started researching and sharing stories of real live trans adults. Here are some of the posts:
See more stories and share the stories of your heroes -- or your own story!

Friday, August 18, 2017

Here is Crossdreamer Magic!

Barbara writes over at Crossdream Life:

"It’s a common motif, when I see beautiful woman on the streets, in store, or on picture, then something warm, soft and powerful arises. Sometimes it’s described as “I want to be her!”.

Isn’t it?

Isn’t it the desire to possess female body? To be her?
No, it’s more complex, because having right type of body alone will do only a little.

If I had an offer, would I like to have a female body, but all my feelings will be exactly the same as before, it would be like a mockery. This little thought experiment says a lot to me. Inhabiting unsuitable body is like a splinter – most of the times I can ignore it, sometimes ache reminds me of the splinter, sometimes it’s painful. On the opposite side, there is sense of rightness, of joy.

Crossdreaming are about emotions, warm, powerful, eudaemonic emotions. Sometimes, in precious moments, they are like I’m touching … a higher power.

It’s not unlike listening to favorite music, when it gives this lovely deep warm feeling. Wait, it’s gone too far, I do not want to become music in literal sense ;) There is a resonance, something in my mind is tuned to flying guitar riffs. Here sparks magic."

More here!

Thursday, August 3, 2017

The Transgender Hero's Journey

The Hero's Journey is a fundamental myth about personal struggle and growth identified by the American mythologist Joseph Campbell.

The hero battles his or her own prejudices and fears, is wounded and resurrected again before reaching a new kind of insight and wisdom. Think Luke Skywalker, Katniss Everdeen and Harry Potter.

Can the journey of crossdreamers and transgender be interpreted in the same way?

Maybe so, members of Crossdreaem Life argue.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Crossdream Life has moved over to a new platform. Here's what you need to know.

If you visit Crossdream Life today, you will immediately notice the new design.

There are also changes under the hood, as we have moved the forum over to a new software platform. The new Tapatalk system is put in place to increase stability and user friendliness.

That being said, there will always be hick-ups when you make such a move. Please report them to the moderators in this subforum (using the email if necessary).

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